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Khartsyzsk Pipe’s integrated management system gets certified on three in-ternational standards

8 October 2013

SAI Global (Canada) certified Khartsyzsk Pipe’s integrated management system for compliance with interna-tional standards ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 14001.

The three certificates are valid until 2016: quality management system (ISO 9001), labor protection and safety management system (OHSAS 18001), and environment management system (ISO 14001).

“These certificates confirm that the enterprise manufactures high-quality products according to international standards, is competitive in the manufacturing industry in domestic and international markets, and is evidence of the reliability and high professional level of the enterprise,” said Pavel Uzbek, acting general director of Khartsyzsk Pipe.

The auditors noted improvements in the maturity of enterprise-wide purchasing procedures and document storage, among other things.

“I have been visiting Khartsyzsk Pipe for 10 years,” said Ken McCuiag, lead auditor of SAI Global. “I can say that it has consistently improved and it is a fact that there have been no discrepancies with international quality standards identified during this period. Competent implementation of the system allows Khartsyzsk Pipe to have many advantages, including the opportunity to participate in international tenders for the right to supply its products.”

Khartsyzsk Pipe’s products and management system have been certified by accreditation organizations including the American Petroleum Institute (US), SAI Global (Canada), Zetom Research and Certification Institute (Poland), State Enterprise Vniti-Test (Ukraine), Tüv Nord Ukraine, and Russian Register (Russia). The plant has had an integrated management system since 2004. 

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Khartsyzsk Pipe Plant is the largest pipe producer in Ukraine and one of the largest pipe producers in Europe. The company produces large diameter longitudinal submerged arc welded (LSAW) pipes from 508 mm to 1,422 mm with external corrosion-resistant and internal corrosion-resistant coating or flow coat for main oil and gas pipelines. The capacity of the plant is 1.3 million tons of pipes per year, including about 700,000 tons of coated pipes. Khartsyzsk Pipe has an integrated management system based on standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, API Spec Q1, DSTU ISO 9001, GOST Р ISO 9001, and STO Gazprom 9001. The plant’s products have been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (U.S.), Zetom Research and Certification Institute (Poland) and UkrSepro (Ukraine). Welding operations are certified for compliance with ISO 3834-2. The plant was Metinvest’s first Ukrainian enterprise to launch a lean enterprise program.

Metinvest Group is a vertically integrated group of steel and mining companies that manages every link of the value chain, from mining and processing iron ore and coal to making and selling semi-finished and finished steel products. It has steel and mining production facilities in Ukraine, Europe and the US, as well as a sales network covering all key global markets. Its strategic vision to become the leading vertically integrated steel producer in Europe, delivering sustainable growth and profitability resilient to business cycles and providing investors with returns above industry benchmarks. The Group reported revenue of USD 3.1 billion and an EBITDA margin of 15% in the first quarter of 2013. The major shareholders of Metinvest B.V. (the holding company for Metinvest Group) are SCM Group (71.25%) and Smart-Holding (23.75%), which partner in the Group’s management. Metinvest Holding, LLC is the management company of Metinvest Group.

For additional information, please visit http://pipe.metinvestholding.com/en